About Sushmita Roy

Sushmita Roy is an editorial intern at Global Citizen. She studied journalism and psychology at New York University. Her close friends and family started calling her “Sushi” before the dish became mainstream. Sushmita’s research interests include immigration, human interest stories, and social psychology. She passionate about advocating for gender equality and immigration rights.

Stories

  1. Article: 18 Photos of Protest and Pollution from Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    18 Photos of Protest and Pollution from Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|May 17, 2019

    These photos show the commitment of activists all around the world. Read more

  2. Article: LeBron James Partners with Walmart to Help End Hunger in America
    Food & Hunger

    LeBron James Partners with Walmart to Help End Hunger in America

    By Sushmita Roy|May 17, 2019

    "One out of 8 Americans struggle with hunger and I think one is too many.” Read more

  3. Article: New Zealand's First-Ever Budget for 'Well-Being' Will Focus on Poverty and Mental Health
    Health

    New Zealand's First-Ever Budget for 'Well-Being' Will Focus on Poverty and Mental Health

    By Sushmita Roy|May 15, 2019

    Child poverty, domestic violence, and mental health are priorities in the budget. Read more

  4. Article: Rape of 3-Year-Old Girl Sparks Protests in India
    Girls & Women

    Rape of 3-Year-Old Girl Sparks Protests in India

    By Sushmita Roy|May 15, 2019

    “She doesn’t even understand what has happened,” her mother said. Read more

  5. Article: Instagram Takes Further Steps to Ban Anti-Vaxxer Content and Vaccine Misinformation
    Health

    Instagram Takes Further Steps to Ban Anti-Vaxxer Content and Vaccine Misinformation

    By Sushmita Roy|May 13, 2019

    The spread of misinformation on social media has contributed to a global measles outbreak. Read more

  6. Article: Number of Internally Displaced People Worldwide Hits Record High, Report Says
    Citizenship

    Number of Internally Displaced People Worldwide Hits Record High, Report Says

    By Sushmita Roy|May 10, 2019

    Approximately 41 million people have been displaced by disaster and conflict. Read more

  7. Article: 13 Moving Photos of Democracy and Strength from Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    13 Moving Photos of Democracy and Strength from Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|May 10, 2019

    Through protests and voting, people around the world exercised their democratic rights this week. Read more

  8. Article: Sexual Harassment Is Now Illegal in the Country of Georgia
    Girls & Women

    Sexual Harassment Is Now Illegal in the Country of Georgia

    By Sushmita Roy|May 9, 2019

    The law change came after a wave of activism. Read more

  9. Article: Blind Women in Colombia Are Helping Detect Breast Cancer in Patients
    Health

    Blind Women in Colombia Are Helping Detect Breast Cancer in Patients

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|May 8, 2019

    When trained, these health care workers can detect 30% more tissue alterations than doctors. Read more

  10. Article: Black Women Won Every Major American Beauty Pageant for the First Time in History
    Girls & Women

    Black Women Won Every Major American Beauty Pageant for the First Time in History

    By Sushmita Roy|May 6, 2019

    “It is important to little brown and black girls to see three strong figures.” Read more